[tor-relays] Having trouble getting my relay to be picked up

teor teor at riseup.net
Mon Jun 17 02:51:46 UTC 2019


> On 16 Jun 2019, at 14:31, Stephen Downward <laptopdude90 at stephendownward.ca> wrote:
> Good evening,
> I am having some trouble running a tor relay node. I have forwarded TCP 9001, and can confirm I can access it from outside of my network. I used the following instructions to set up my node: https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/wiki/TorRelayGuide/DebianUbuntu
> Here is the relevant snippet from my log file:
> Jun 15 23:31:00 TorRelay systemd[1]: Starting Anonymizing overlay network for TCP...
> Jun 15 23:31:01 TorRelay tor[3488]: Jun 15 23:31:01.127 [notice] Tor (git-9ef571339967c1e5) running on Linux with Libevent 2.0.21-stable, OpenSSL 1.1.0j and Zlib 1.2.8. is an old Tor version, and its log messages are less helpful.

Try upgrading to Tor 0.3.5 or later:

>> Jun 15 23:31:01 TorRelay tor[3491]: Jun 15 23:31:01.292 [notice] Opening OR listener on
> Jun 15 23:31:05 TorRelay systemd[1]: Started Anonymizing overlay network for TCP.

There are some log lines missing here: Tor should tell you that self-testing has failed
after a few hours.

> As you can see, I'm not getting "Self-testing indicates your ORPort is reachable from the outside. Excellent. Publishing server descriptor.", which would indicate that the relay is working properly. The server does not have any outgoing connections blocked. I am unsure what to do in order to get this to work - some help would be beneficial.

Try setting Address to the public IP address of your NAT.

You may also need to set:
ORPort (internal IPv4):(internal port) NoAdvertise
ORPort (external IPv4):(external port) NoListen

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